Google is expanding the usage of its enterprise search solutions by teaming up with Ingram Micro, one of the world’s largest technology products distributors. Google and Ingram Micro had sealed an international IT Distribution Agreement that would grant Ingram Micro the right to distribute Goolge Mini and Google Search Appliance.
Google Mini is a search solutions for small businesses with up to 50,000 documents on their public or private websites. While Google Seach Appliance offers the same technology for businesses with up to 30 million documents. The international IT distribution agreement would work wonders for both companies. For Google, it would give the company a proven and cost-effective way of reaching small small and medium enterprises as well as government enterprises. For Ingram Micro, this agreement would internationalize its services to its customers.
Kevin Mura, president and COO, Ingram Micro Inc. has this to say about the Google and Ingram tie-up:
This emerging relationship between Google and Ingram Micro marks the beginning of greater opportunities and benefits, especially for small and mid-sized business owners around the world…, As Google makes a much anticipated entrance into the channel we look forward to contributing to Google’s mission by making its products universally accessible.”
Dave Girouard, vice president and general manager of Google Enterprise, on Google’s part said:
This relationship with Ingram Micro marks an important milestone in the evolution of Google’s enterprise search business, giving customers around the world better access to our products and support.